The Function of a Whiteboard

by Myriah Cohen; Updated September 26, 2017

A whiteboard frequently is used in classrooms, meeting rooms and boardrooms. It is usually made out of melamine, allows non-permanent markings and generally is mounted on the wall. Whiteboards are becoming more popular than their older counterpart, the chalkboard. A whiteboard is a great choice if your purpose is to display information in a quick and efficient manner.

For the Audience

A whiteboard functions to help an audience. They can look to one area and get all the information they need. Because the whiteboard is so free form, the size of the written word or numbers can be adjusted based on the size of the audience.

For the Presenter

Another function of the whiteboard is for the presenter. The presenter, teacher or professor who uses the whiteboard has the ease of jotting down anything she believes is pertinent to the discussion. Once something is written, it is quick and easy to erase the marks, allowing the presenter to use the same space over and over again. Also, presenters can use the whiteboard in conjunction with a projector, for even greater use of the writing surface.

For the Earth

A whiteboard is a great choice if you want to save resources. Instead of using handouts with a lot of paper and ink to get the point across, all information can be written on the whiteboard. Instead of printing out banners or other large scale print jobs, the information can be written directly onto the whiteboard, saving paper and extra printing costs for large-scale items.

About the Author

Based out of California and Illinois, Myriah Cohen started writing in 2010. She enjoys writing about marketing, fashion, health, food, and pop culture. Cohen writes for Answerbag, eHow and LIVESTRONG.COM. She graduated with her Bachelor of Arts in communication from Brigham Young University-Idaho.